Claire Vandenberg is a blended professional with over eight years of experience working in both junior and senior roles in the public and private sector. Her previous work history in project coordination, human resources, quality assurance, customer service, and marketing in combination with the invaluable experience of running her own company has afforded Claire with working knowledge of practically every functional area of business. This background makes her an effective communicator across multiple departments and authority levels. This, along with her military and international experience makes her uniquely qualified to coordinate and assist with managing projects in many application areas. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) proficient in utilizing project management information systems, processes, and software including Microsoft Project, SharePoint, and Office Suite.
Completed May 2014
Jun 2014 - Jun 2019
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Project Management Institute
Sep 2005 - Jun 2010
Bachelor of Arts
University of Washington
BA in Political Science; Minor in History
Concentrations in Communications and Spanish
One year hiatus 2008-2009
Volunteered for one year deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Jan 2013 - Present
JJM U.S. Holdings, Inc.
Created, managed, coordinated and executed all marketing strategies for a commercial real estate corporation. Led and created advertising, online marketing, and internal creative services.
- Successfully brought in new business and facilitated high value sales.
Jan 2013 - Present
Freelance Web Designer
Designed and built affordable and accessible web sites and integrated tools such as SharePoint for local businesses with accompanied use training. Expanded companies’ web presence via Search Engine Optimization, Google Adwords and Analytics, Keywords, Tags, and Social Media.
- Completed multiple web sites of varying function and scope: corporate, gallery, portfolio, product catalog, online shop and file sharing sites.
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Small Business Owner
Managed and performed sales, contracts, procurements, accounting, marketing, and research for a small business specializing in Federal Contracts Distribution in the Solar Power market. Increased vendor brand visibility and sales in the public sector via government business channels, trade shows, networking and military base sales calls.
- Distributed over $100,000 worth of goods to government entities.
Sep 2010 - May 2011
Performed quality assurance, quality control, shipment tracking and travel coordination for a transportation company specializing in military relocations. Contributed effective process improvements and provided essential knowledge of military culture and rapport with military communities to better serve the company’s new clientele of military service members.
- Coordinated, conducted quality assurance and tracked claims for the start-to-finish process of over 300 military relocations.
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
Human Resources Manager (Readiness NCO)
Single-handedly managed and performed all HR competencies and leave coordination for over 150 personnel in a high stress environment with minimal training. Implemented a filing system and maintained sensitive, classified, and secret communications and documents. Served as divisional liaison to operational and administrative commands.
- Enacted substantial process and management improvements.
- Expertly performed a senior role without the authority power of military rank.
Jun 2007 - Aug 2008
Coordinated tasks, schedules, and meetings for the Project Manager and performed Administrative tasks for projects; documented requirements, maintained timelines and dependencies, helped manage budgeting and resource allocation, and assisted with client relations.
- Assisted in the management and development of over 20 successful projects using project management tools and information systems.